By: Janet Henry
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth (the Gospel).
Our children have a spiritual boldness that I would love to possess. Just this past week we had some visitors stop by our house. While engaged in casual conversation our daughter, Kaitlynn, looks at both of them and asks, “Do you know Jesus?” Our visitors stood there rather shocked, took a minute, smiled and responded “Yes, we do!” In that brief moment of surprise I was really proud of Kaitlynn. Her heart was in the right place. She was not ashamed nor was she afraid to ask the question. She was also not worried that these people might be offended by her question. She was bold and she asked. She is very consumed with making sure that people know who Jesus is. So, what if our visitors said, “No!” What would Kaitlynn have done? She would have told those people everything Jesus is to her and how to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior with absolutely no shame whatsoever. This is not the first time Kaitlynn has done this. I have been around her many times before as she asked this very question.
We could get in a debate all day long about the appropriate way to lead others to Christ. In the end the question is still the same. “Do you know Jesus?” Are you willing to ask that question to others around you? Are you afraid you might offend? What if, by chance, they say, “No, could you tell me more about Him?” Would you be prepared to give an answer?
Dear Lord, Let me walk with a spiritual boldness because I know the harvest is ripe for the picking (Jn. 4:35). Let me not be ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. (Rom.1:16) Amen